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URI Engineering Hack­a­Thon Connects Ideas with Reality

URI Engineering Hack­a­Thon Connects Ideas with Reality

By Angela Marshall – December 10, 2015 A limited time frame and budget doesn’t always limit possibilities. The University of Rhode Island hosted it’s first Hack­a­thon event November 13 through 15. Over the course of the three day event, four teams of students were tasked with coming up with solutions to real­-world problems and develop […]

URI Student Engineers think big, improve mobility for children with disabilities

URI Student Engineers think big, improve mobility for children with disabilities

By Angela Marshall – December 9, 2015 Collaboration can jumpstart a great idea and give it real traction. In order to give mobility to their young patients with disabilities, students from the University of Rhode Island Department of Physical Therapy met with counterparts from the College of Engineering. Together, they’re making cars that make children’s […]

Habib Lawal

Habib Lawal: Perfecting sensors to predict seizures

Habib Lawal (’16) wants a better way to treat seizures. The electrical engineering student is testing a novel approach in partnership with Professor Walter Besio.

Ahmed Fadl

Ahmed Fadl: Preventing Disaster at NASA

To keep its rockets and the public safe, NASA turns to URI mechanical engineering graduate Ahmed Fadl (’05 & ’10) who garnered one of the agency’s top employee recognition awards for preventing a disaster.

Adam Camillo

Adam Camillo: Relentless on and off the field

Mechanical engineering student Adam Camillo (’16) is silencing critics who questioned pairing engineering with Division I soccer.

Hicham Benjelloun

Hicham Benjelloun: From Morocco to URI

Mechanical engineering student Hicham Benjelloun (’15) traveled 3,500 miles from Morocco to study at URI and found a global education he never imagined.

Orrett Douglas

Orrett Douglas-Prawl: Coding the next great app

Technology companies are vying to hire Orrett Douglas-Prawl (’15), a URI computer engineering student who already counts two apps, an internship and presidency of a student group to his name.

Tabitha Koehn

Tabitha Koehn: On a Mission for Clean Energy

Inspired by a train ride while studying in Germany, Tabitha Koehn wants to move the United States toward energy independence.

Eli Lamothe

Eli Lamothe: Inventing the Cars of Tomorrow

Mechanical engineering student Eli Lamothe spent six months in Audi’s research and development lab seeing the next generation of cars take shape.

Erik Simpanen

Erik Simpanen: Science fiction medicine

Globetrotting engineering student Erik Simpanen plans to leverage an international engineering experience to usher in a new generation of medical devices.

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